Definition of Splanchnic nerve

1. Noun. Any of several nerves of the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system that innervate viscera and blood vessels.

Generic synonyms: Nerve, Nervus
Group relationships: Sympathetic Nervous System

Medical Definition of Splanchnic nerve

1. One of the nerve's supplying the viscera. There are three groups of splanchnic nerves: cardiopulmonary splanchnic nerves, abdominopelvic nerves, and pelvic splanchnic nerves.the individual listings for the splanchnic nerves mentioned. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Splanchnic Nerve

splanchnesthetic sensibility
splanchnic anaesthesia
splanchnic cavity
splanchnic circulation
splanchnic ganglion
splanchnic layer
splanchnic mesoderm
splanchnic nerve (current term)
splanchnic nerves
splanchnic wall

Literary usage of Splanchnic nerve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The great splanchnic nerve is of a white color, firm in texture, ... The lesser splanchnic nerve is formed by filaments from the tenth and eleventh ganglia ..."

2. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, Allen Thomson, John G. Cleland (1867)
"... ip, great splanchnic nerve formed by branches from the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth dorsal ganglia ; +, email splanchnic from the ninth and ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Schäfer, Johnson Symington, Thomas Hastie Bryce (1909)
"93), on which they form, together with filaments proceeding lower down from the great splanchnic nerve, a slender network (plexus ..."

4. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The greater splanchnic nerve is formed by the union of four or five roots derived from the sixth to the tenth ganglia, or from the portions of the trunk ..."

5. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"Small splanchnic nerve.—The small or second splanchnic nerve springs from the tenth and eleventh ganglia, or from the neighbouring ..."

6. Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"Independent Tonicity of Blood Vessels Even after complete disconnection of the spinal cord from the blood vessels, as by cutting of the splanchnic nerve to ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Splanchnic branches as follows : great splanchnic nerve, by the union of branches from the thoracic ganglia, the 3d to the 10th inclusive ; it pierces the ..."

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